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Cindy Beach

Cindy is the Literacy and Learning Manager, and she loves helping connect people to that next great library program to have fun, learn something new, or meet new people. When not at the library, Cindy likes to spend time with her family, play with her cat, and read YA fiction, thrillers, historical fiction and Steampunk novels.

The Latest From Cindy Beach

Games From Other Countries

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Hi Everyone!  My name is Renee and today I will be talking about games.  Growing up, you have probably played traditional games like hide-and-seek, tag, dodgeball, red rover, and hopscotch.  Games can be passed down from generation to generation and can be common knowledge shared between people. Today I am going to discuss some popular… read more >>

Fan Art and Why It’s an Important Piece to Fandoms

  You may be asking yourself what exactly is a fandom?   According to Cambridge Dictionary, fandom is “the state of being a fan of someone or something, especially a very enthusiastic one” (2020). Other terms you may be familiar with when describing fandoms are group–based like fan club, community, and fanbase, or individual-based like fangirl… read more >>

Pocket Pets for Kids

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Pocket Pets for Kids: Books and Resources About Furry Friends  Are you considering adding a new member to your family? For some people, dogs and cats are not an option, but you still may be looking for a furry friend. Pocket pets can be a great option! Hamsters, mice, rabbits, gerbils, and other critters can… read more >>

Everything Bubbles!

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The weather is nicer, the sun is shining, and it’s time to have some fun with bubbles! Blowing bubbles is a very fun and low-cost activity to enjoy with your children. It gets them outside and enjoying simple exercise.   To play with bubbles all you need is soap and a wand. If you want to… read more >>

Family Fun

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Schools are out for the summer, playgrounds, restaurants and stores are slowly reopening, and some of us are still working from home. As we protect ourselves and others from the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has asked us to practice social distancing to prevent being infected or infecting… read more >>

Pride-ful Picture Books

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Hello, little readers! Happy Pride Month! June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month, and picture books are showing more and more amazing representation. Let’s celebrate this month by reading these fantastic Pride-ful picture books! Julián is a Mermaidby Jessica Love Julián is with his abuela when he sees three lovely ladies glammed up in dresses that end… read more >>

Juvenile Fiction for Pride Month

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Hello, and happy Pride Month! June is LGTBQ+ Pride Month, and we’re going to celebrate with some awesome juvenile fiction books that feature some great representation. Grownups, these are great books to read with your child and can open up many conversations. For more books, the Stonewall Awards is a great place to start. These… read more >>